Eyes Image (11k)Gaudy Leaf Frog

The bright colors
(orange toes and
cream-and-purple
stripes) helps to
attract a mate,
yet the frogs also
need to lay low
during the day to
avoid being dis-
covered and eaten.
By sitting on his
hands and feet,
pulling his elbows
and knees to his
sides, and closing
his eyes during
the daytime
(while asleep) a
male frog becomes
nothing but leafy
green.

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